Member for North West Central Vince Catania 2017-

QwN: Vince Catania MLA to Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan re: SES Volunteer Association consultation

For member’s interest, the following question without notice was asked by the Member for North West Central Vince Catania MLA and answered today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA: DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES — STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE FORUM Mr V. CATANIA to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the…

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney MLA 2017-

Error in DFES Annual Report corrected in Parliament

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) thanks the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Fran Logan MLA for responding to our request and having the Acting Speaker Ian Blayne correct the very problematic typographical error in the DFES annual report that we raised here in Parliament today: “DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ANNUAL…

Midland Reporter: Almost 200 WA schools still waiting on ember screens ahead of bushfire season

The article below is shared with members to ensure maximum situational awareness when operating in areas near these schools. WITH summer just days away, nearly 90 per cent of schools designated as bush fire prone have not had extra preventative measures installed to reduce the risk of a fire spreading inside a school. In May,…

ABC: Bushfires highlight regional towns are not equipped to handle asbestos exposure

Despite the fact asbestos has not been used in Australian building materials for more than 30 years, new cases of asbestos-related diseases are steadily rising across the country. Western Australia remains Australia’s asbestos-related disease hotspot, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released this week. It said WA has around five cases…

State’s first Aboriginal volunteer emergency services unit officially opened

Below is a media statement published by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan. One of WA’s largest Aboriginal communities has become the first to have its own dedicated Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) unit New Bidyadanga unit significantly improves response times in surrounding areas including the Great Northern Highway Bidyadanga Fire and Emergency…

City of Kwinana hosts joint VBFS/CFRS rural-urban interface exercise

With thanks to the City of Kwinana Volunteer Bushfire Brigades that hosted, a really worthy regional exercise was undertaken recently in collaboration with DFES. The exercise involved Bush Fire Volunteers and Career Fire Fighters from the area and was designed to be a rural-urban interface training activity. The wider community was also engaged as the…

QWN: Colin de Grussa to Emergency Services Minister re Members of Parliament visiting volunteers

The following Question Without Notice was asked by the Hon Colin de Grussa and answered today by the Hon Stephen Dawson as the Minister representing the Hon Fran Logan Emergency Services Minister. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s response to question without notice…